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Three things we love about Microsoft Teams

26.08.2020
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Teamwork makes the dream work

We’re massive fans of Microsoft Teams, and believe it has huge advantages for most of the businesses that we work with.

Scratch beneath the surface of a successful business and you’re bound to find great teamwork underneath, in IT services and solutions, as much as in any other business. With everything 2020 has thrown at businesses so far, however, even the best examples of teamwork have been at risk.

Enter the growing use of the number one app keeping everyone working together, even when physically apart: Teams.

The app wasn’t a knee jerk reaction to this year however. Microsoft brought it out three years ago, in 2017. It was their answer to alternative platforms such as Slack, that let you collaborate and communicate more effectively.

Teams integrates with the rest of the Microsoft 365 platform, giving it a real edge over Slack (the deep integration is AWESOME!).

If you’re using Slack, it also means you can cut down on yet another monthly expense and take advantage of the enterprise level security features Teams has.

Here are the three things we most love about it:

Project Management:

Teams allows you to focus on just the project you’re currently working on. Information is partitioned into separate channels, so you can view messages, documents and meetings just related to a specific project.

This removes the hassle of wading through an inbox full of noise and clutter.  And it’s surprising how productive that kind of focus can make you.

Easy communication:

No need just to rely on email anymore. With Teams you can post messages in channels, again with the context of the project you’re working on. It’s easy to get the attention of any colleague by giving them an @Mention.  You can also arrange 1on1 or group video calls easily.

The interface makes it easy:

Microsoft has done a really good job here. It’s intuitive and easy to use. It’s so easy to find the information you are looking for, and to move between different projects.  Even if you’ve never used Teams before, you’ll soon pick it up.

If you’re not using Microsoft Teams in your business and you’d like to learn more about how it can help you better communicate with your team (and with your clients), give us a call on 02 4940 1800 or email us on itsales@oas.com.au

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